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August: Osage County (2013) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2357

Avg. Rating:

2.83/4

# of Ratings:

42

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/25/2013

DVD Release:

04/08/2014

Director:

John Wells

Actors:

Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
Abigail Breslin
Dermot Mulroney
Juliette Lewis
Chris Cooper

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The women of the Weston family have always been headstrong - even as their lives took much different paths. A family crisis brings them back to the Midwest home where they were raised, and the dysfunctional mother they left behind. -- Chris Kavan

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Leighann Paige 01/23/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A family filled with head-strong women reunite after the death of a close family member. The reunion doesn't go well though as past grievances and current dramas threaten to tear the family apart. While this movie reminded me of my extended family and spoke to me on an emotional level, I felt like a lot of the drama was overly done. Moment after moment fell onto the family in such a short time it was almost unrealistic. The acting and gentle scenes between larger, dramatic events kept the reality sustainable until the credits rolled. The unconventional, somewhat confusing ending didn't help matters either. Good drama that asks a lot of good questions. It's a shame that the plot didn't quite meet up with the quality of the rest of the film.

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Rod 07/07/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Wonderful performances by the cast with special mention to, of course, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Benedict Cumberbatch. I also like how their stories are so f*cked up and twisted which makes the film overly interesting to watch. I think this film could have been better and snatch awards with better direction and cinematography. The directors surely didn't know how to capture great acting by very good actresses.

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Snoogans 02/12/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

'August: Osage County' is the latest film adaptation of a Tracy Letts stage play. An assemblage of terrific actors come together to form a broken family. Though, 'broken' may be too light in describing the utter disfunction going on here. It's not the 'fix all our problems and find a means to love' type of story. I very much like that fact. Not all wounds can be mended, especially when a family harbors this much distaste for it's own members. There exists some great dramatic moments spliced with stinging comedy. The lack of any reconciliation makes for a unconventional, yet satisfying end.

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Matthew Brady 01/19/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

The story is about a women of the Weston family have always been headstrong - even as their lives took much different paths. A family crisis brings them back to the Midwest home where they were raised, and the dysfunctional mother they left behind. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts do well in they roles but the movie lacks on everything like the plot and the slow paste.

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01/09/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Dysfunctional family doesn't even cover it.

Painfully funny but more often just downright painful. Anyone going into AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY expecting a comedy as it has been advertised will be given a rude awakening. This is the ultimate feel bad movie of the year (no wonder they pushed the original release date on christmas day to january.) With a cast featuring such wonderful actors as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts (in one of her very best performances) Chris Cooper (whose really the only redeeming character of the bunch, save for Cumberbatch and the wonderful Julianne Nicholson.) The very missed Juliette Lewis. As well as Ewan McGregor showing an intensity rarely seen, and even Abigail Breslin is heartbreaking in a pivotal moment. This is a film of fights, arguments, bitter family truths and lies, and while at ti...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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